Apple iPhone OS 3.0

75
Global
Score
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Gizmodo says:

With the new firmware, the iPhone's biceps have never been bigger. Spotlight Search is a powerful, industry-leading tool. And functions like Find My iPhone—for paying MobileMe subscribers only—will surely become standard practice in the mobile-connected world of the future. It's just a shame that most other improvements feel like defensive maneuvers rather than a true watershed software revolution—most of this stuff should have been here already. Now that the phone's critics should be mostly silenced, we're interested to see where Apple goes from here. Let me guess: Multitasking?
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Scores

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Breakdown

Ease of use
7.2
Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
8.0
Configurability
7.5
Speed
6.5
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Specs

iPhone OS

Type
Mobile / embedded OS
Architecture
32-bit
Source model
Closed, w/ open source
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Specs

iPhone OS

Type
Mobile / embedded OS
Architecture
32-bit
Source model
Closed, w/ open source
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7.9
 
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Foxconn exec faces 10 years for stealing 5,700 iPhones
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Foxconn exec faces 10 years for stealing 5,700 iPhones

Look, they make great stocking stuffers, sure, but that's like $1.5 million worth of phones. You just can't do that.

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